Monday, August 13, 2007

RECOMMENDATIONS


Indulge me, please, as I share a couple of things I love.

I’ve just finished a remarkable book titled, The Girls, by Lori Lansens. It is only her second novel, but it is wonderful. I would never have picked up this book to read except that my sister recommended it. (My sister is one of those persons I love.) When she tells me to read a book, I know I’ll love it.

The back cover quotes another author who says, “…From the first paragraph you know you’ve begun something very special.” I couldn’t agree more. The author takes what most of us would consider an insurmountable human condition and elevates it to a joyful living. It’s the fictional autobiography of conjoined craniopagus twins. I promise, it is not a tear jerker; instead, it is an affirmation of the joy of loving. Aunt Lovey is my favorite character. If I were starting out as a new grandmother, I’d asked to be called Lovey by my grandchildren.

On a more frivolous note, I recommend the movie, Hairspray. What fun! I laughed and laughed. If you liked Grease when you were young, you’ll like this musical now.

2 comments:

Yarbrough's said...

What a wonderful picture to display your thoughts.
Stehle

Kansas Yankee said...

Don't know if you read old posts with new comments, but I have books to recommend. That's one thing I miss about being at Jay - sharing book thoughts with Vivian and Pat and you. My favorite book from last year was "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. Just a fun neat read about another time. This summer I joined a library book club reading books suggested by U Maine. Read "All Quiet on the Western Front" for the first time and "Plainsong".Theme was making a difference.